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Opportunities for Graduate Students

Ohio University offers many professional development opportunities.
Click on the following tabs to explore all options.

For questions, contact the Graduate College by emailing graduate@ohio.edu.

Ohio University Orientations

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  • The GSO Online Module is mandatory for all incoming graduate students. To see instructions and/or to access the link, see the following Graduate College GSO Online Module web page.
  • Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is scheduled once a year. For more information, click Graduate Student Orientation.
  • International Student Orientation occurs before each term. For more information, click International Student Orientation.
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation is an annual event scheduled before the fall term begins. For more information, click Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation.
  • Program/Department/College Orientation - Please consult with your program/department/college about upcoming orientation activities.

Preparing for the Academia Workshops

Ohio University Campus in the Spring
Topic Date/Time/ Location

Writing in Grad School

Unsure of what it means to be a graduate writer? Have questions about your professors' writing expectations? This introductory workshop addresses pitfalls of writing as a graduate student and offers all-purpose strategies for strengthening your writing.

To register, email gwrc@ohio.edu.

Wednesday, September 30

4:30 - 5:30 PM

via Teams

Crafting a Personal Statement

In this workshop we'll discuss strategies for approaching the personal statement, from brainstorming up through the final polish and submission. Those applying to graduate school, considering graduate school, or working on any kind of fellowship or scholarship application are welcome to join. RSVP to gwrc@ohio.edu to receive the Teams invite.

To register, email gwrc@ohio.edu.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

3 - 4 PM

OR 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


4:00 - 5:00 PM

via Teams

Grant Writing for Beginners

Working on a grant for the first time or just thinking of applying? This workshop is an all-purpose introduction to grantwriting and covers key features and strategies that apply to a variety of grantwriting situations.

To register, email gwrc@ohio.edu.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 AM

via Teams

Forming a Teaching Philosophy

How do you move from being a novice teacher to presenting a fully formed teaching philosophy? This workshop helps future faculty develop engaging, pedagogically sound teaching philosophy statements for award applications or job materials.

To register, email gwrc@ohio.edu.

October 29, 2020

3:00 - 4:00 PM

via Teams

American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiations

This salary negotiation workshop presents the wage gap, with a discussion of the gender wage gap and how to combat it by improving one's salary negotiation skills. Salary negotiation is analyzed through budgeting, salary benchmarking, and negotiation tips and tactics.

Registration is free but required. 

Sponsored by Women's Center, the Graduate College, and the CLDC.

Tueday, October 6, 2020,
4 - 6 PM

via Teams 

 

OR

 

Thursday, December 3, 2020,
3 - 5 PM

via Teams

Diversity & Inclusion Workshops

Ohio University - Campus in the Winter

 

Topic Date/Time Location

Microaggressions in the Classroom

An interactive presentation regarding how microaggressions work in society and its influence in the classroom. 

Facilitated by Winsome M. Chunnu, Ph.D.

To register, email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Monday, October 5, 2020


1 - 3 PM

via Teams

Implicit Bias and Allyship

This workshop encourages participants to consider their own identity, privilege, and implicit bias. Examples of implicit bias are drawn from the Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name movement, as well as from a critical analysis of the weaponization of white femininity. Participants will build skills that can be applied in analyzing the ways in which bias is displayed in individual actions, media, and through institutionalization in policy. Participants will be asked to commit to action steps to both further recognize their bias and minimize their acting on bias. 

Facilitated by M. Geneva Murray, Ph.D. and MaryKathyrine Tran, M.S.

To register, email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Monday, October 19, 2020


1 - 3 PM

via Teams

Perfectionism and White Supremecy: Re-Imagining our Educational Expectations, Standards, and Perceptions

In an effort to consider the ways in which racism informs our educational expectations, standards, and self-perceptions, this presentation will explore the connections between white supremacy and perfectionism. While many think of perfectionism as a positive trait, this presentation suggests otherwise. Looking across fields like literature and psychology, we find that perfectionism is linked to relatively high levels of stress, anxiety, and vindictiveness toward the self and others and, relatedly, to relatively low levels of cultural awareness and humility. The goal for the presentation is to reflect on and challenge our own perfectionistic tendencies as one method of anti-racist practice.

Facilitated by Christopher Lewis, Ph.D.

To register, email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020


1 - 2:15 PM

via Teams

LGBTQ+ Inclusion and SafeZone Training for Graduate College Community Member

This interactive workshop raises awareness about the dynamics of gender and sexual diversities while exploring different ways to embody inclusive allyship for people of all orientations, genders, sexualities, identities, and levels of being out. We will cover the basics of LGBT identities by exploring the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Participants will engage and discuss ways to be a good ally and accomplice to individuals on and off-campus.

Facilitated by Micah McCarey, M.S.

To register, email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Monday, November 16, 2020 


1 - 3 PM

via Teams

TA Workshops

Topic Date/Time Location

TA Thursday
Town Hall Check-in

Let's check-in! Meet with other TAs to see how it is going and discuss successes/challenges. 

To register, email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

5:00 - 6:00 PM

via Teams

TA Thursday
Town Hall Check-in

Let's check-in! Meet with other TAs to see how it is going and discuss successes/challenges. 

To register, email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

5:00 - 6:00 PM

via Teams

TA Thursday
Town Hall Check-in

Let's check-in! Meet with other TAs to see how it is going and discuss successes/challenges. 

To register, email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

5:00 - 6:00 PM

via Teams

How Learning Works

Before discussing effective methodologies in teaching, it is important to consider how we learn. Here we present two self-paced workshops that:

  • introduce seven research-based principles for effective teaching and
  • allow opportunity to apply this knowledge and consider a number of classroom strategies that could be employed to encourage effective student learning.
Self-paced

Available  on the following Center for Teaching and Learning web page

TA Resources

Are you a Teaching Assistant? Here are additional resources to assist you in this role. 

Assisting Disruptive or Distressed Students 
(Download Guide as a PDF)
Graduate Appointments, Employment, and Benefits
Assisting Students Challenged by Basic Needs (Link COMING SOON)
(Download Guide as a PDF)
Professional Development Resources for TAs
Assisting Students Who Report Sexual Misconduct
(Download Guide as a PDF)
Syllabus Recommendations
Assisting Students Who Report Suicidality 
(Download Guide as a PDF)
TA Handbook (2019 PDF)
Teaching Tips and Suggestions  

Resources for Teaching Online

 
Cutler Hall, the President's office

Other Ohio University Workshops

Thesis and Dissertation Services (TAD) Workshops

Thesis and Dissertation Services offers the following workshops to assist students in preparing and filing theses and dissertations.

Topic

Date

Time

Graduation

  • September 15 
    OR
  • September 16

3:30 – 4:30 pm

via Teams

Microsoft Word

  • September 21
    OR
  • September 22

3 – 4:30 pm

via Teams

Tables/Figures

  • September 30
    OR
  • October 1

3:30– 4:30 PM

via Teams

To register,email tad@ohio.edu. 

For more information, see the Thesis and Dissertation Services Workshops web page.

 


Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (Online Training)

This online training is offered through a partnership between the Graduate College and the Campus Involvement Center. Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students includes Title IX and Clery Act training which equips graduate students with the tools needed to navigate new and complex relationships including how to identify and respond to harassment from a faculty member or advisor, other workplace-based harassment, how to respectfully engage with undergraduate students, and how to respond to student disclosures.
Target Audience: All graduate and professional students
Structure: This training is offered in a two-part format. Part one takes approximately 45 minutes. Part two includes a survey and requires 5-10 minutes (ideally after a 30-day intersession).
Requirements for training completion: You will need a computer with access to the internet and audio capabilities. You will use your entire OHIO ID (e.g., ab000000@ohio.edu).  and password to create your account.

To Access: Click the Graduate College Sexual Misconduct Resources for Graduate Students web page.

Coming SOON!